J Caring Sci. 2017;6(3):257-267.
doi: 10.15171/jcs.2017.025
PMID: 28971076
PMCID: PMC5618950
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Faculty-Student Caring Interaction in Nursing Education: An Integrative Review

Maryam Salehian 1, Abbas Heydari 1 * , Nahid Aghebati 1, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi 2

1 1Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 2Evidence-Based Caring Research Center, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Department of Medical Education, School of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: Faculty- student caring relationship in nursing education has been offered as enhancing students’ learning experiences to care , desire to care for others and self-actu­alization. This review therefore was carried out to analyze faculty-student caring interactions in nursing education. Methods: This concept analysis of caring in the nursing education was conducted based on Broom methodology of integrative review. The literature was consisted of two books from two known theorists, and 47 relevant articles. They retrieved from English data bases including MEDLINE, CINAHL, ERIC, SCOPUS, and SID, with based on the keywords of caring and "nursing education", during the period 2005-2014. Results: Caring in nursing education refers to faculty-student interaction based on ethical and human values. The development of values and moral principles in education, flexibility in educational processes, application of objective patterns in learning, and dynamism in educational processes are identified as caring concept attributes in teaching-learning process. This requires environmental support, constant human relationship, and knowing. Internalization of values, achieving self-esteem, peace, and towards human evolution were the main achievements of the concept of caring in nursing education. Conclusion: The details obtained from the dimensions of "caring" concept in this study could be utilized by nursing education researchers and designers in order to develop content and structure for educational programs.
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Submitted: 20 Jul 2016
Revised: 14 Dec 2016
Accepted: 28 Mar 2017
First published online: 25 Jun 2017
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